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Chevrolet Venture, Van
#2329 of 2501 Re: wind noise [chinnery]
Nov 04, 2007 (7:26 pm)
All I can say to any of you is chevy venture's just plain suck!!I've had a 97 since 2000.I started having trouble in 2003. power window on driver side hasn't worked and it's over $500.00 to get that fixed, so I've been driving around all these years opening my damn door all the time. my engine blew...whoever designed the engine in the first place is nuts, you can't get to anything to do much. To even put power steering fluid(there's a bad leak there to) in it is rediculis & to get to the battery is a pain too.I really started having alot of problems after I had the engine replaced, so I don't know what's up with that. Now I have a hole in the muffler and a noise like probably the water pump may be going.A/C quit working too. And yes, it takes along time to heat up in very cold weather. All in all I'd tell anyone who wanted to buy a venture , DON'T !!
#2330 of 2501 Re: Rear Spark Plugs [sjc1041]
Nov 07, 2007 (12:30 pm)
Rotate engine forward by removing top motor mounts, accelerator & cruise control cables from TB & air cleaner assembly. Put trans in neutral and Voila!, you can rotate the engine towards the front with a ratcheting strap. Then remove the ignition module in the back and you can get to them.
#2331 of 2501 2003 Chevy Venture radiator drain
Nov 10, 2007 (8:09 am)
I want drain and refill the radiator Does any one know where is the radiator drain outlet? Thanks.
#2332 of 2501 Re: 2003 Chevy Venture radiator drain [johnz002]
Nov 11, 2007 (1:05 am)
#2333 of 2501 Venture Van Temp Concerns
Nov 11, 2007 (9:25 am)
Original owner 98 Venture 130,000 mi. Rarely ever have problems. Most repairs by myself. Traveling in 25 mi/hr stop/go traffic when temp gage ran red and no heat in cabin on 50 degree day. Towed to my home and replaced thermostat next day. Had coolant professionally flushed. Ran fine for 1/2 day. Now gage goes red while no heat in cabin then about 1 min later will go to normal. I can not predict when gage will go red again, but it occurs about every 3 mins. I am thinking air in coolant line, possible radiator cap. I am excluding water pump because it appears to work intermittenly. Any suggestions?
#2334 of 2501 Re: Venture Van Temp Concerns [cthamps]
Nov 12, 2007 (7:00 am)
maybe your coolant temperature sensor is going bad, its a cheap sensor under $25, might be worth changing, even if you're wrong its easy to do and you aren't out much. If I remember right, its located on the block just above the thermostat housing. You'll have to drain some of the coolant to change but its easy otherwise. I'll look when I get home for the exact location & will repost.
#2335 of 2501 Re: Venture Van Temp Concerns [cthamps]
Nov 15, 2007 (5:30 pm)
May be a bad heater core if you're not getting heat inside while the engine overheats.
#2336 of 2501 Just wondering?
Nov 23, 2007 (1:04 pm)
I have a 1998 Venture,have had it for 5years now,and has 132,000 miles on it. I've had pretty good luck with it,but I'm afaird my luck maybe running out.About six weeks ago, just every now and then I'll put it either into drive or reverse and it seems like it's not going into gear.Now I'm hearing from others that manifold gaskets are known to go on these vans....Any info. out there.Is it time for another vechile?
#2337 of 2501 Re: DVD player [kevin67]
Dec 05, 2007 (5:59 pm)
I had the same problem, what's a VCR?
We ended up taking it to a local car audio shop that could supply a mobile DVD player without the screen. I did it 3 years ago and it cost about $300 including install, I imagine it would be a lot cheaper now?
#2338 of 2501 Re: Just wondering? [tink3]
Dec 05, 2007 (6:01 pm)
Manifold gaskets are an engine problem, not a transmission problem. I'd say with the mileage you have on it, dump it because it's going to cost at minimum $2500 to rebuild the transmission, and given it's 10 years old (and probably rusting) it's probably not justified.